Lauren Gilger

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Lauren Gilger is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized. She is dedicated to building community through storytelling and believes everyone has a story to tell.

Gilger worked as an investigative producer and reporter for ABC15 News in Phoenix after earning her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2011, where she was named Outstanding Graduate Student.

She was the recipient of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013 after her work forced one of the world’s largest automakers to recall more than 700,000 SUVs.

Her work has uncovered the systemic separation of immigrant families in the detention system, put pressure on the FDA to review a controversial form of birth control that has injured women worldwide, and exposed the backlog of untested rape kits in the country’s sixth-largest metro area.

In the Valley, Gilger has worked as a contributor for the Phoenix New Times and a clerk at the East Valley Tribune. Nationally, her work has appeared in the Washington Post and on ABC’s Nightline.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Fordham University, studying French, visual arts and American Catholic studies.

Journalism is in Gilger’s blood. She grew up in newsrooms as her mother worked at newspapers across the country.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Michael Bloomberg Lands In AZ, Swerves Into Biden's Lane Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 26, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum Shows Off The Beauty Of Fast Cars Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 26, 2019
How Amazon's Scottsdale Store Fits The Business Model Lauren Gilger Nov. 26, 2019
Study Shows Lower Obesity Rates In Children In WIC Program Lauren Gilger Nov. 26, 2019
Report Shows Clean Water Divided On Racial, Income Lines Lauren Gilger Nov. 26, 2019
SRP Prepares Arizona's Largest Battery Near Buckeye Lauren Gilger Nov. 26, 2019
Study: Maternal Mortality Rates Are Getting Worse Lauren Gilger Nov. 25, 2019
Disability Advocates Want Change After Pima Incident Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Nov. 25, 2019
These Are The Issues Arizona Voters And Non-Voters Care About Lauren Gilger Nov. 25, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: The Ukraine President's Trip Lauren Gilger Nov. 25, 2019
ASU Football, Wrestling Notch Homecoming Upset Wins Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 25, 2019
Over 54,000 Arizonans Registered To Vote Since July Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Nov. 25, 2019
Sonoran Arcana: Desert Scavengers Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2019
Painter Laura Spalding Best Lauren Gilger Nov. 18, 2019
AZ School Resource Officers Start Training On Mental Health Lauren Gilger Nov. 18, 2019
Book Highlights Women In Mexico Whose Husbands Go To U.S. Lauren Gilger Nov. 18, 2019
As Charter Schools Grow, Teacher Unions Rise To Stop Them Lauren Gilger Nov. 18, 2019
'Huge Culture Change' At Phoenix Police Academy Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger Nov. 18, 2019
Abandoned Missile Complex Near Tucson Goes On Sale Katie Campbell, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2019
Navajo Nation President Halts NTEC Purchase Of Coal Plants Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2019
Swastika Flyers At ASU Part Of A Statewide Trend Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2019
'Remain In Mexico' Inconsistencies Push Migrants To AZ Crossings Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap Nov. 14, 2019 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Nov. 14, 2019
D-Backs Want Smaller Park With More Shopping, Dining Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2019
Competing Bid To Legalize Marijuana Needs Lawmakers' Votes Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2019

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